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Thermal disconnect for high-temperature batteries

United States Patent

October 31, 2000
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A new type of high temperature thermal disconnect has been developed to protect electrical and mechanical equipment from damage caused by operation at extreme temperatures. These thermal disconnects allow continuous operation at temperatures ranging from C. to C., while rapidly terminating operation at temperatures C. to C. higher than the continuous operating temperature.
Jungst; Rudolph George (Albuquerque, NM), Armijo; James Rudolph (Albuquerque, NM), Frear; Darrel Richard (Austin, TX)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
09/ 265,312
March 9, 1999
The government has rights to this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC04-94AL85000 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy.